Dino Mastroyiannis - Concert Pianist

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Eminent Greek concert pianist Dino Mastroyiannis has pursued a career of remarkable diversity. He has been praised as "the Music Ambassador of Greece".
He is the inspirer and Artistic Director of the "Evmelia" International Music Festival (www.evmelia-festival.org), one of the most famous festivals of modern Greece. "Evmelia" completed its 5th annual Edition with tremendous success.
Dino is regarded for his “rich and multi-faceted technique”, “perfect feeling for rhythm” and “rare expressiveness”, he has appeared in such prestigious concert halls as Bridgewater Hall in Manchester, England; Glinka Hall of the St. Petersburg Philharmonic; Ateneul Român in Bucharest; Rudolfinum in Prague; and the Lisinski in Zagreb, to name a few. He has performed in many international festivals and in historic places, including the ‘Bertramka’ Mozart museum in Prague, the ancient Odeon Theatre of Herodes Atticus as part of the Athens International Festival, and in July 2015 at the Mozart's House in Vienna, a concert  organized by the famous Piano factory Bösendorfer.
Dino Mastroyiannis enjoyed a special collaboration and friendship with the legendary living Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis. Among many of Theodorakis’ works for Piano and Orchestra he has performed to critical acclaim, Mastroyiannis achieved tremendous success with the world premiere of Theodorakis’ “Helikon” Piano Concerto – lost for 44 years - given first in Finland in 2005, and subsequently with orchestras in several other countries.
Dino has issued 3 CDs (Saint-Saens: 4th Piano Concerto, "Zorba's Dance-Greek Music for Solo Piano" and Schubert: "Die schöne Müllerin" together with the distinguished Austrian baritone Georg Lehner).
Dino's teachers were Ely Adam, Aliki Vatikioti, Konstantin and Julia Ganevi (former students of Heinrich Neuhaus). He completed his studies in piano performance as a private student of the greatest virtuoso, Brazilian pianist Roberto Szidon, student of Claudio Arrau and Artur Rubinstein.

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Dino will perform Mozart's "Jeunehomme" Concerto in Moldova 11. Jul 2017

Dino Mastroyiannis is invited to perform Mozart's Piano Concerto KV 271 "Jeunehomme" as a soloist with the Moldova National Philharmonic Orchestra "SERGHEI LUNCHEVICI" under Mihail Agafiţa on October 6th (2017). The concert will take place in Chisinau, Moldova's capital city.

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Short Profile

NameMastroyiannis, Dino
Date of Birth1964-09-15
Born inGreece, Europe
Main languageEnglish
Additional languages French,  Greek, Modern (1453-) 

DINO MASTROYIANNIS plays SAINT-SAENS: Piano Concerto No 4
The Catanzaro Symphony Orchestra (Italy)
conducted by Giovanni Froio 
Dino performing at the prestigious Bridgewater Hall
Manchester, UK 
Dino Mastroyiannis is described as "the Music Ambassador of Greece"
Dino is the greatest interpreter of the legendary Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis 
In his performances, these rare gems of Greek piano literature are enchantingly sincere.
2011-02-01 "FANFARE" magazine, USA
"This affectionately well-played collection of solo Greek piano music makes no pretense to be anything else but a tribute to traditional folk-based nationalistic material.Dino Mastroyiannis plays it all with authority and panache."
(Peter Burwasser)
REVIEW from 2011-02-01  
MIKIS THEODORAKIS: The lost Piano Concerto "Helikon"
Live performance accomplished in Kazan - Tatarstan (Russia)
The Kazan State Chamber Orchestra "La Primavera"
conducted by Roustem Abyazov 
DINO MASTROYIANNIS plays MIKIS THEODORAKIS
THEODORAKIS: Prelude No 1 / Zorna's Dance / Finale from "Petite Suite"
Live at the International Festival "A Tempo" (Montenegro) 
This pianist is well known as ‘The Music Ambassador of Greece’.
2010-04-05 newspaper "Dan", Podgorica
""This pianist is well known as 'The Music Ambassador of Greece'. We would also add that this title is rightly chosen...impressive how a 'simple' piece in the hands of  a virtuoso could become truly a work of art which persons of all ages find interesting.""
(newspaper "Dan")
REVIEW from 2010-04-05  
Triumph after performing "Rhapsody in blue" and two world-premieres of works dedicated to Dino
Dino performing at the Mozart House in Vienna
MOZART-Piano Concerto No 9 KV 271 (2nd Movement)-DINO MASTROYIANNIS
MOZART: Piano Concerto KV 271 "Jeunehomme" (2nd Movement) / Soloist: Dino Mastroyiannis / Moldova National Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Mihail Agafiţa 
Dino with the legendary Mikis Theodorakis
At the composer's house in Athens, Greece 
The famous Greek pianist DINO MASTROYIANNIS
Dino meets John Psathas
The deeply touching sudden meeting with the great Greek-New Zealander composer John Psathas:
On June 18th 2010 on the occasion of Dino's forthcoming new CD release "Zorba's Dance-Greek music for solo Piano" by MSR Classics, in which he also recorded one of the most fantastic pieces for solo Piano by John Psathas, named "Waiting for the Aeroplane", a new precious friendship begun. The great Greek-New Zealander composer John Psathas visited Dino in his house in Volos, Greece, asking to play for him this piece. The tension and the sentiments were incredible to be described...A TV crew coming from New Zealand together with John has filmed Dino's playing in order to include extracts for a documentary about John's life and career. 
MOZART/LISZT-Ave Verum Corpus-Piano: DINO MASTROYIANNIS
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